|Rickie Bickle (#40830938)|
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I live in Newton, Iowa and will be happy to locate and photograph markers in my area.|
I retired from the Air Force August 1 2009 after 26 years of service as a Master Sergeant. I am also a member of the Rapid City, South Dakota Masonic Lodge #25 and the NAJA Shriners.
Photography is my hobby/passion. I will try to fulfill as many requests as possible with quality photos. I enhance all photos to provide the best quality I can.
I trim grass covering markers and sweep off debris to enable a clear view of the marker. I photograph the entire marker as well as a close up of the name inscription. Past experience I have learned people like to see the entire marker and not just a close up of the inscription. I also photograph the back of the marker if there is any inscription on the back.
I NEVER rub chalk or other substances on markers. Chalk will DAMAGE a marker and speed the deterioration of the stone. I use a foil technique that uses aluminum foil to enhance the inscription. This technique does not damage markers and actually works better than chalk.
I can e-mail the full size photos upon request.
I recently became a member of the Jasper County, Iowa Cemetery Commission.
I am interested in my family genealogy surnames of Bickle, Baker, Hoy, Kintz, Plumb, Rinard, Bladwin and several others.
I have entered memorial pages for all
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|Neil B (John 3:16)||Gerhardt Leffler's online memorial|
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to visit the cemetery and take the photo of the headstone for this online memorial. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated!
Rickie--thank you for the photo of Alex Kessler's grave stone. He is my great grandfather's brother and I have been trying to trace him from Wisconsin where he was born and living according to the early census. But then in the 30's lost track of where he was until the 30 and 40 census showed him in Iowa. Didn't know for sure if this was the correct Alex Kessler until I saw his grave stone with the birthdate, etc. Thanks so much.
I am interested in your foil technique for obtaining details on markers. Could you send information to me? Thanks.
Added by MJM on Aug 29, 2015 3:25 PM
|Marvin & Samme Templin||Ira James Satterlee|
Thank you for filling our request.
|Suzanne A||Wm. Rider|
Thank you so much for supplying an excellent photo of this gravestone. It helps me in my research of Civil War veterans and I sure it will be useful to many more. I'm so impressed with the volunteers for findagrave! Gratefully, Suzanne A
|deanna french||FAG Photo|
Thank you so much for responding to my request. You are much appreciated!
Thank you very much for getting the John Rodberg headstone photo and posting. Highest appreciation for this effort!
Added by Cindy R on Aug 27, 2015 9:04 PM
|familykeeper||39080546 Alfred Huddleston|
First I would like to say Thank You for your service Sir! My family including my husband has a very long history of military service. And Thank you for the care and the statement of proper prep for old stones. I was very pleased to see another know what damage chalk does.
I would like to ask if you could transfer record 39080546 as listed above, this is my Great Great Grandfather on my dad's side of the family.
Have a blessed and peaceful week!
|Linda L||RE: Horace Barrett|
I was mulling over how you prepare each gravesite for the photograph. This makes such a difference. I have decided to pack some supplies in the car to do the same when I visit two cemeteries tomorrow. If you can find Horace Barrett's headstone picture I would like a copy. Can I send you some money for this?
Added by Linda L on Jul 08, 2015 9:18 PM
|Linda L||Horace Barrett|
This soldier who served in the Civil War might never have been found without you! Thank you so much for creating this memorial and for the transfer. His descendants will be able to ascend their line because of YOU!
Added by Linda L on Jul 08, 2015 10:48 AM
|Donna Anderson Bridges||Geo. and Elizabeth Bridges|
Than you for the transfer. They are my husband's
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